33 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

33 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Isle of Palms
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sullivan's Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 19 nights
Drive
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Mount Pleasant
— 7 nights
Drive

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Isle of Palms — 4 nights

Isle of Palms is a city in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Isle of Palms side-trips: Awendaw (Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge & Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center), Wambaw Creek Wilderness Canoe Trail (in McClellanville) and Boneyard Beach (in Moores Landing). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Isle of Palms County Park, head off the coast to Dewees Island, get a new perspective on things with Charleston Fishing Adventures, and kick back and relax at Isle of Palms Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Isle of Palms trip planner.

Charlotte to Isle of Palms is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sullivan's Island.
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Sullivan's Island — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get outside with Sealand Adventure Sports and then kick back and relax at Sullivan's Island Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Fort Moultrie, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, then visit a coastal fixture at Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, and finally steep yourself in history at Thompson Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sullivan's Island trip itinerary planner.

Sullivan's Island is very close to Isle of Palms. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Charleston.
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Charleston — 19 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Venture out of the city with trips to Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet), North Charleston (Whirlin' Waters Adventure Park & Wannamaker County Park) and Beaufort (Beaufort National Cemetery, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, &more). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, and stroll through Folly Beach Public Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Charleston trip planner.

Charleston is very close to Sullivan's Island. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mount Pleasant.
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Mount Pleasant — 7 nights

Mount Pleasant is a large suburban town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Pleasant: Georgetown (Georgetown Harborwalk, Georgetown County Museum, &more), Francis Marion gravesite (in Pineville) and Woods Bay State Park (in Olanta). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Patriots Point, identify plant and animal life at The Center for Birds of Prey, stroll around Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Pleasant trip app.

Mount Pleasant is just a short distance from Charleston. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car back home.
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Coastal South Carolina travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites · Beaches